(See other notes for loose)
Sure, I liked the loose better but these sachets are great for on-the-go and that is what I needed earlier today! I got two solid steeps out of one bag! Not too shabby!
“Sachets: (See other notes for loose) Sure, I liked the loose better but these sachets are great for on-the-go and that is what I needed earlier today! I got two solid steeps out of one bag! Not...” Read full tasting note
“Backlog: I like this one! I love the combination of the rose and the lavender. These are not overpowering florals in this tea, just enough to give this tea a decidedly feminine touch, and with a...” Read full tasting note
“I brewed this again and loved it much more than the first time. Used hotter water and steeped for a full 5 minutes. The vanilla came through crystal clear, as did a hint of rose. Lovely. Simply...” Read full tasting note
“So yeah, that feeling better I talked about yesterday, it was really short lived. This is immensely frustrating to me because instead of heading out to board game night at Tabletop, I am quickly...” Read full tasting note
This signature blend created especially for the “Fashionista” tea collection, consists of Organic and Fair Trade black teas with botanicals, a reminder of Paris.
Loose – 3.4oz (95g)
Sachets – 1.6oz (45g)
Water Temperature: 206 F degrees
Caffeine Level: Medium
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
Suggested Serving Size: 1 tsp. of tea per 6-8 oz.
Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade black teas, Organic Rose Petal, Organic Lavender. Organic Orange Peel, Natural Flavor
Company description not available.
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I like this one! I love the combination of the rose and the lavender. These are not overpowering florals in this tea, just enough to give this tea a decidedly feminine touch, and with a name like “Fashionista Blend” … it should be feminine! Even though it does have that feminine touch, it would make a great breakfast blend, because it has a certain vigor to it too!
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/18/organic-fashionista-blend-from-fashionista-tea/
So yeah, that feeling better I talked about yesterday, it was really short lived. This is immensely frustrating to me because instead of heading out to board game night at Tabletop, I am quickly blogging and curling up in bed with every intent of not moving. I feel things would be a lot better for little ol’ me if I could get this headache that has been plaguing me to go away and stay away for more than an hour. This is not terribly abnormal for me, I occasionally get terrible headaches that can last for weeks sometimes, I just hope this is a short lived cluster of head pain, wish me luck everyone.
Needing something pretty and caffeinated, I decided to review Fashionista Tea’s Organic Fashionista Blend, I am enamored with this company. Their whole schtick is using Fair Trade and Organic materials to create fashion inspired tea, and even though my fashion sense is…well, it is unique, I have always loved watching the changing trend of high fashion. This particular tea is a blend of Organic and Fair Trade black teas, Organic Rose Petal, Organic Lavender, Organic Orange Peel, and Natural Flavor, blended to be a reminder of Paris. Sadly I will just have to take their word for it, since I have never tasted, sniffed, or seen Paris, though I am told it is very nice. Ok, if Paris smells like this, I am moving there right now, pack my bags and ready the long-range catapult. The aroma is creamy sweet and floral, with notes of vanilla and cocoa, with roses, lavender, and a hint of oranges and malt. It is super rich and sweet, bordering on decadent.
Mmm steeping this tea is a treat, it smells so good, I love the dessert like sweetness that blends with the floral notes, extra points for being my two favorite flowers to have in tea. The light notes of orange give the rich leaves a bit of brightness, waking up the aroma and keeping it from getting too heavy. The liquid carries on the vanilla and chocolate legacy with rose and lavender, and of course a bit of orange at the finish.
Ok, that was exactly the taste I needed, the perfect blend of sweet and floral. It starts out with vanilla and roses, then moves to lavender and chocolate, with a finish of brisk oak wood and oranges. None of the notes clash, they blend together quite well while maintaining an air of delicate sophistication. I can certainly see the Paris connection, it would not be a stretch of the imagination to envision some fashionista sipping this at an outdoor cafe while watching the city. For anyone who might be scared off by the lavender (I have heard many say that it tastes like soap) it is very mild and quite enjoyable.
Flavors: Chocolate, Lavender, Oak, Orange, Rose, Vanilla
Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox Round #3 – Tea #28
I’ve had the teabox a while but it has been difficult to get the next round set up with Steepster acting up. This one seems to have rose petals, lavender, and orange but it’s all dessert to me somehow! Even the dry leaves have a dessert scent, but the flavor seems more like bakey cinnamon, with the lavender, rose and orange missing from the flavor completely. It’s the oddest thing. The color of the cup was a deep red with 1 1/2 teaspoons in the infuser. Not a bad tea but a completely unexpected cup: cinnamon sugar not flowers!
Steep #1 // just boiled // 3 min
Steepster is losing it. I have to edit my tasting notes now to post anything (so make sure you copy your notes so you can paste them in the edited note.) I wish it would fix soon, if only because it must be making the Steepster team lose it!
From the Round 3 Here’s Hoping TTB
This was okay. I’m not a big fan of the lavender and orange mix here, but I do like the floral notes. Usually I find citrus and floral to be a pleasant combination, but this taste more of orange oil than a true orange flavor. However, the rose and lavender notes are very nice and well balanced.
Fashionista Tea reviews! This one is a black with rose, lavender and orange peel.
Really smooth, malty with rose, lavender and pastry notes. The lavender is quite good here. Often lavender tastes like soap to me, but it is on the light side, almost adding a creamyness here. The orange pops at the end, adding a fresh flavor.
Full review, along with a couple other Fashionista Tea blends at Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/fashionista-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/